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Sunset Podiatry Board

Concerning the continuation of the Colorado podiatry board, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2018 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
2019 Regular Session
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

Sunset Process - Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies' sunset review and report on the regulatory functions of the Colorado podiatry board (board) as follows:

  • Continues the regulation of podiatrists for 7 years, until September 1, 2026 ( sections 1 and 2 of the bill);
  • Requires a podiatrist to notify the board of a physical illness, physical condition, or behavioral or mental health disorder that affects the podiatrist's ability to practice and allows the podiatrist and the board to enter into a confidential agreement to limit the podiatrist's practice based on the illness, condition, or disorder ( sections 4 and 6 );
  • Specifies that the passage of an examination approved by the board is required for initial licensure as a podiatrist ( section 3 ); and
  • Eliminates the requirement that the board send letters of admonition by certified mail ( section 5 ).

The bill also:

  • Allows the board to permit a podiatrist to perform bone marrow aspirations from the tibia distal to the tibial tubercle if the podiatrist meets the specified criteria ( section 7 ); and
  • Makes conforming amendments necessary to harmonize the bill with the title 12 recodification bill, House Bill 19-1172 ( sections 8 through 14 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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